by Scoobie Davis
The Bushies Are Running Scared
Make no mistake, the Plame story is a big scandal that can become humongous. I've been listening to Rush ironically accusing Democrats who want to investigate this as desiring to create "a dangerous atmosphere" (dangerous for Bush White House traitors maybe). Limbaugh also uses the pathetic ploy that Wilson himself mentioned his wife's name in his biography--failing to mention that Wilson failed to mention that his wife worked in the CIA. The way the right is trying to spin this is pathetic. Here's Josh Marshall on the right's pathetic spin:
This mumbo-jumbo is the best they can come up with...As the lawyers say, when the facts are on your side, bang the facts. When the law's on your side, bang the law. When you've got neither, bang the table...When you don't even got a table, it would seem, you bang yourself.
10:27 UPDATE: Limbaugh just suggested that Clinton holdovers might be responsible for the Plame leak and mentioned various nonscandals like "filegate."